Florimon hopes to make his spring debut within a week. If that happens, then he should have plenty of time to prepare for the start of the season.
“I think 25, 30 at-bats, and I think I would be ready,” he said.
Niese has been dealing with shoulder issues during camp. He was able to pitch in an intrasquad game, and reportedly hit 89 mph with his fastball. Niese posted a 3.71 ERA in 143 innings last year.
Gonzales has been assigned to minor-league camp, and will work out the issue there. Gonzales was the club's first round pick in last year's draft.
Taveras is not in the team's lineup Sunday due to the injury. His spring debut had been delayed due to ankle issues, so it's frustrating to see him still dealing with injuries. Taveras was able to take fielding practice Sunday, so the latest injury doesn't appear too serious.
Taveras is expected to make his major-league debut this year.
Marmol's first outing was delayed after he had to travel to the Dominican Republic to sort out some visa issues. Marmol posted a 4.41 ERA in 49 innings split between the Cubs and Dodgers last year.
One National League scout told The Boston Globe he doesn't see much of an improvement in 2014 from
"The numbers will improve, but he has never been able to sustain any consistency in his swing," the scout said. "He’s one of those guys whose skill set will carry him for a while, but not sure he’s committed to be the best."